The police have also confirmed that a female suicide bomber blew herself up outside a university in Kano after they prevented her from carrying out an attack, injuring five officers.
The force said a female suicide bomber was isolated as she was walking towards the gate of the university, adding that she had hidden the bomb under her long black head cover.
Still on Kano blasts, the Police have arrested five male suspects for their complicity in bomb attacks in the ancient city, including the Sunday bomb blast at Saint Charles Catholic Church in which at least five people were killed and eight were injured.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, two of the suspects were arrested in connection with the foiled bomb attack at Isyaku Rabiu Mosque.
He said the attack on the church came shortly after the end of mass, when the suspects were believed to have thrown Improvised Explosive Devices at the church located in Sabongari area of the ancient city.